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Area Behavioral Health Consultants

The Area Behavioral Health Consultants are a collaborative group that advises Headquarters, Division of Behavioral Health on the needs and activities of each IHS Area and on the most recent information available from the Area and Service Unit levels. The Consultants represent each of the 12 IHS Areas and serve as a bridge between the field and the Division.

Alaska Area


Albuquerque Area


Bemidji Area

Chris Poole
Behavioral Health Consultant
Bemidji Area Office
Federal Building
522 Minnesota Avenue, N.E.
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 218-444-0485

Billings Area

Phillip Rector
Acting Behavioral Health Consultant
Director, Behavioral Health, Forensic Psychologist
Wind River Service Unit
P.O. Box 128
Fort Washakie, WY 82514
Phone: 307-335-5952

California Area

Carrie Greene
Behavioral Health Consultant
California Area Indian Health Service
650 Capitol Mall, Suite 7-100
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-930-3981 x331

Great Plains Area

Emily Williams
Behavioral Health Consultant
GPA Behavioral Health Director
Federal Building
115 Fourth Ave S.E., Room 309D
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: 605-226-7791

Nashville Area

Palmeda D. Taylor, Ph.D.
Area Psychologist/Behavioral Health
Office of Public Health
Federal Building
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 615-467-1534

Navajo Area

Jayne Talk-Sanchez
Chief Area Behavioral Health Consultant
Division of Behavioral Health Office
Federal Building
P.O. Box 160, NHWY 491
Shiprock, NM 87420
Phone: 505-368-7421
*Program Assistant: Delphine—505-368-7425

Oklahoma City Area

Barbara Roland
Acting Behavioral Health Consultant
1515 Lawrie Tatum Road
Lawton, OK 73507
Phone: 580-354-5000

Phoenix Area

Derek Patton
Behavioral Health Consultant
Office of Health Programs
Federal Building
40 North Central Avenue, Suite 606
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-364-5194

Portland Area

Kristi Woodard
Behavioral Health Consultant
Portland Area Office
1414 N.W. Northrup Street
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-414-5596

Tucson Area

Michael Flood
Acting Behavioral Health Consultant
7900 South J Stock Road
Tucson, AZ 85746
Phone: 520-295-2469